Why choose to major in chemistry?
One of the first questions you may ask yourself is why would you like to major in chemistry? Many students respond by stating they enjoyed their high school chemistry class or would like to become a chemistry teacher. While both of these comments are true for many students – chemistry can lead to so much more. In fact, a degree in chemistry can lead to a variety of traditional and unique career opportunities in science.
The Penn State Erie chemistry program can prepare you for graduate school in chemistry, a career in teaching, the chemical industry, patent law and professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy. You may choose to apply your degree in such specialties as the development of energy resources or effective environmental management in either a government position or the private sector. Perhaps you'll choose to chart a course in a flourishing new area of science, such as nanotechnology. The opportunities are endless.
Chemistry at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, School of Science, Prischak Building, 4205 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563-0203